1QMP

Phosphorylated aspartate in the crystal structure of the sporulation response regulator, Spo0A


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.253 
  • R-Value Work: 0.195 

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Literature

Phosphorylated Aspartate in the Structure of a Response Regulator Protein

Lewis, R.J.Brannigan, J.A.Muchova, K.Barak, I.Wilkinson, A.J.

(1999) J.Mol.Biol. 294: 9

  • DOI: 10.1006/jmbi.1999.3261

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Phosphorylation of aspartic acid residues is the hallmark of two- component signal transduction systems that orchestrate the adaptive responses of micro-organisms to changes in their surroundings. Two-component systems consist of a sensor kinase that ...

    Phosphorylation of aspartic acid residues is the hallmark of two- component signal transduction systems that orchestrate the adaptive responses of micro-organisms to changes in their surroundings. Two-component systems consist of a sensor kinase that interprets environmental signals and a response regulator that activates the appropriate physiological response. Although structures of response regulators are known, little is understood about their activated phosphorylated forms, due to the intrinsic instability of the acid phosphate linkage. Here, we report the phosphorylated structure of the receiver/phosphoacceptor domain of Spo0A, the master regulator of sporulation, from Bacillus stearothermophilus. The phosphoryl group is covalently bonded to the invariant aspartate 55, and co-ordinated to a nearby divalent metal cation, with both species fulfilling their electrostatic potential through interactions with solvent water molecules, the protein main chain, and with side-chains of amino acid residues strongly conserved across the response regulator family. This is the first direct visualisation of a phosphoryl group covalently linked to an aspartic acid residue in any protein, with implications for signalling within the response regulator family.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Structural Biology Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of York, York, YO10 5DD, UK.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
SPO0A
A, B, C, D
130Geobacillus stearothermophilusGene Names: spo0A
Find proteins for P52934 (Geobacillus stearothermophilus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P52934
Small Molecules
Ligands 1 Unique
IDChainsName / Formula / InChI Key2D Diagram3D Interactions
CA
Query on CA

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A, B, C, D
CALCIUM ION
Ca
BHPQYMZQTOCNFJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
 Ligand Interaction
Modified Residues  1 Unique
IDChainsTypeFormula2D DiagramParent
PHD
Query on PHD
A, B, C, D
L-PEPTIDE LINKINGC4 H8 N O7 PASP
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Free: 0.253 
  • R-Value Work: 0.195 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 69.197α = 90.00
b = 72.859β = 90.00
c = 114.297γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
DENZOdata reduction
REFMACrefinement
SCALEPACKdata scaling
MOLREPphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1999-11-14
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2011-05-08
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.3: 2017-07-12
    Type: Derived calculations